UBM Global Trade’s Journal of Commerce Produces First Virtual TPM Event; Combining Live, Interactive Webcasts with Enhanced Networking Opportunities

June 24, 2011

CHICAGO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Global Trade and The Journal of Commerce presented Virtual TPM on June 2, 2011 offering highlights of the annual live event, which took place March 7-8, 2011 in Long Beach, CA, as well as continue the discussions through webcasts and live chats. TPM is the largest North American container shipping and logistics event targeted to BCOs, carriers, 3PLs, railroads and other industry participants. UBM Studios provided the virtual environment. UBM Studios leads the industry in world-class user engagement for virtual environments, social networking and gaming.

The virtual event drew 530 registrants and 280 live attendees.

In the Auditorium the live and on demand presentations included:

  • “Trans-Pacific Eastbound Contracts: How did the negotiations play out and what is the peak season outlook?” was moderated by Bill Mongelluzzo, Associate Editor, The Journal of Commerce. Panelists included Dan Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, OWL, and Walter Kemmsies, Chief Economist, Moffatt & Nichol.
  • “Inland Transportation: Looking at the shift from trucking to intermodal” was moderated by William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor for Trucking and Domestic Transportation, The Journal of Commerce. Panelists included David L. Marsh, Chief Marketing Officer, Hub Group, and Michael A. Burns, Chief Commercial Officer, Pacer Trucking.
  • “Breaking the Cycle: Moving Beyond Conflict in BCO-Carrier Relations” was moderated by Gary Ferrulli, President, Global Logistics & Transport Consulting, LLC. Panelists included Duncan McGrath, Americas Container Freight Manager, Cargill, Incorporated and Siva Narayanan, Worldwide Corporate Process Manager – Logistics and Manager Maritime & Warehousing – North America, Rhodia.
  • “Chassis I: New Structure for Chassis Industry in U.S.?” was moderated by Bill Mongelluzzo, Associate Editor, Journal of Commerce. Panelists included Phil Connors, Executive Vice President, Flexi-Van, William Rooney, Independent Consultant and Former President Hanjin Shipping America, Scott C. Larson, Vice President, Global Logistics and Customs Compliance, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., and Philip Wojcik, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM).
  • “The Export Juggernaut: A Healthy but Challenging Trend” was moderated by Barry Horowitz, Principal, CMS Consulting Services, LLC. Panelists included Doug Grennan, Senior Manager, International Container Trade Group, The Scoular Company, Edward Zaninelli, Vice President of Westbound Trans-Pacific Service, OOCL (USA) Inc. and Emilia Istrate, Senior Research Analyst, The Brookings Institution.
  • “One on One with Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Lidinsky” was moderated by Paul Page, Editorial Director, The Journal of Commerce.

In the Expo Hall event exhibitors included The Journal of Commerce, JOC Sailings, JOPC Exchange, Break Bulk, Piers and Logistics Career Center.

The complete on demand event can be viewed here.

For additional information on UBM Studios, contact Max Gerstein at 773 687 4317 or max.gerstein@ubm.com.

About The Journal of Commerce

Since 1827, The Journal of Commerce has been the most trusted source of intelligence for international logistics executives to help them plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day transportation of goods and commodities in the United States and internationally.

To become a member of The Journal of Commerce click here. JOC members have access to our weekly print and digital magazine and Web site, as well as a 10% discount on all JOC events and trade shows, UBM Global Trade Directories and select PIERS products. Authoritative editorial content in the form of daily news, weekly analysis and regular features ensure our members have the information and data necessary to understand the issues facing trucking, rail and maritime transportation. Members enjoy access to “By the Numbers,” an exclusive weekly compilation of key industry statistics that provides detailed views of current market trends across all modes. Regular market intelligence reports — utilizing PIERS trade data — include Top 100 Imports and Exporters, quarterly Top 40 Container lines, Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Maritime Forecasts and Top Container Ports and Terminals. Market-sector supplements, including Breakbulk, Cool Cargoes, 3PL, JOC Guide to Trucking and others, ensure all modes are comprehensively covered.

About UBM Global Trade

UBM Global Trade provides proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company’s portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, JoC Events, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions, Breakbulk and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in East Windsor, NJ, with offices throughout the U.S., and in Canada and Hong Kong. For more information, explore http://www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-221-5488 (+1-609-371-7700 outside the U.S. and Canada).

About UBM Studios

UBM Studios leads the industry in world-class user engagement for virtual environments, social networking and gaming. A global marketing service, UBM Studios delivers content, audience and in-depth analytics driving deeper award-winning user engagement paired with vision, process and execution.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

Michele McPhail
UBM Studios
773 687 4321


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